Tuesday, July 8, 2008

... while my kids were napping...

i have been wanting to try this recipe, so what better time than while my kids were asleep.  as you obviously know i love to cook & every free chance i get i love to try a new recipe.  these pies were huge & super, super yummy.  next time you have a spare minute or two... give this one a try!!!

{Oatmeal Crumble Apple Pie}

2 pre-made pie crusts (yes i used frozen)

for the topping--

2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. old fashion rolled oats
2 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
3 sticks butter, melted

for apple filling--

5 granny smith apples~peeled, cored & sliced in thin slices
5 golden delicious apples~peeled, cored & sliced in thin slices
juice of 1/2 a lemon
1/4 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.  in a large bowl combine all the topping ingredients and mix until well incorperated.  place in fridge until ready to use.  
in a very large bowl, combine all filling ingredients.  toss together (i just use my hands) 
until all ingredients are combined.

pile up apple filling in pie crust, using half of the filling in each.  they will seem pretty full.  don't worry the apples will cook down quite a bit.  then pack on the topping.  again, using half on each.  you will have to press the topping into the apple to coat the whole thing.

Bake for 60-75 minutes or until topping is golden brown.  Cool for 20-30 minutes before serving.  

Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.  & if you are feeling really fancy-- a little caramel topping never hurt anyone!!!!

1 comment:

Natalie said...

my mouth is watering...those look sooo yummy